Northern Shoveler and WTP

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Subject: Northern Shoveler and WTP
From: jenny spry <>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2013 11:37:30 +1000
Hi all,

A lovely day at the WTP yesterday but no sign of the Northern Shoveler. It
wasn’t in its “normal” position on the pond beside Paradise Rd. The overall
number of birds on that pond was down too so I am guessing they have moved
to a new site. The Pink-ears appear to have moved onto Lake Borrie proper
so maybe that is where the Shoveler was too. Anyone going for it this
weekend may have to look around a bit.

Raptors were everywhere as usual and the Black Falcon still seems to be
patrolling Beach Rd. Freckled Ducks are also everywhere and I saw them in
ponds from the “T” section to the Conservation Ponds.

The Banded Stilts are also looking magnificent and have grown remarkably
long “display” feathers on their backs which they can hold erect or fold
flat over the top of the folded wing. I can’t find these plumes mentioned
in HANZAB or other literature but they are well worth looking at.

And when I checked HANZAB I noticed that Volume 2 is now 20 years old! How
scary is that?

I am working on a blog to show the Banded Stilts and will put it up this



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